Millville Canyon project highlights Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 28 is National Public Lands Day and the public is invited to participate in a project to celebrate public lands in this area. Lisa Thompson, volunteer and partnership coordinator for the Logan Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, says this year’s event will be a <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>fencing project in Millville Canyon</a>.

Thompson says ATV and 4×4 groups are particularly encouraged to attend.

“It is to block unauthorized stream crossing and restore small barriers that have been destroyed,” she explains. “It’s up Millville Canyon. It’s called the Big Meadows area.

“There is a stream crossing where users have created an unauthorized route down into the water. We’re going to put some buck and pole fence up there to prevent that from happening.”

Thompson says the canyon road is rough with jagged rocks and is not suitable for low profile vehicles. High profile vehicles are recommended.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the mouth of Millville Canyon in the large parking lot at 10 a.m. Participants should wear protective clothing, long sleeve shirts, long pants and gloves. They are also encouraged to bring plenty of drinking water.

Some tools will be provided but it is recommended to bring your own shovels and picks.  Lunch will be provided by Camp Chef following the completion of the project at 12:30 pm. For more information call (801) 458-1704.

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